January 16, 2011

Sunshine Sunday - little voices, the 80's are over, and Zumba

I LOVE it when little kids start to speak.  Baden is saying more and more and I have had so much fun hearing what he has to say.  We were picking out sippy cups at Target the other day and he pointed to a Buzz Lightyear one and said, "I want Buzz."  It was a bit taken back.  I didn't know he really knew who Buzz was.  He has also been requesting McDonald's.  I don't take them there that often, but I guess that Ronald clown left quite an impression.  Hmmm.  Not good.

Here he is in his sleeper.  My husband always leaves the zipper partially undone because he thinks he'll get too hot.  I think it looks like he should have some baby chest hair peeking out if it's open :)  (I always zip it back up when he walks by me.) 


We had a "Just Dance" activity at our church last week.  The dress code was "best eighties work out clothes."  I am truly thankful the eighties are over.  Who really looks good like this?  The picture isn't super clear because the flash was off, but I even did my bangs like I used to in middle school.  Yeah, baby.  I know.  It's hot.


Lastly, I've been trying to fit exercising into my life more the past few months.  This week I hit a Zumba class for the first time.  It was SO FUN!!!  I know it's not for everyone, but I had a blast.  It made the workout go by so fast because I actually enjoyed it.  The teacher is adorable and looks so good doing the moves.  It makes me feel like I look that good doing the moves, too....until I catch a glance in the mirror that is.  Let's just say I'm not Dallas Cowboy cheerleader material.

It feels so good to be getting more exercise though.  Do you have a favorite type of working out?

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope the rest of your weekend is fabulous!

32 comments:

pennies for luck said...

I've been working out with the Wii Fit that I borrowed from a friend. Although I only do the "fun" activities, I'm still losing some weight. Good luck and I'll see you at the Dallas Cowboys tryouts!

That One Girl said...

Your lil boy is SO adorable!! But you're right... the unzipped sleeper makes him look like a very young Hoff... Hmmm...

I work out to Turbo Jam! It's REALLY fun! You work up a sweat and you don't even really realize you're working out and then BAM it's over! Then you think "Wait! That wasn't 20 (or 50) minutes!!" and you check the clock and BAM! It really was! I get to do it at home, which is good, because if you are as uncoordinated as me... it takes you a little bit to get the hang of it. :-D Good luck with Zumba! I hear it's really fun! I might just check it out for the Wii. Gotta keep everything fresh!

Ess said...

Zumba is SO fun!!!! :)

My daughter will not wear those sleepers anymore?! :( She doesn't like her feet being stuck in there. haha. She's almost 5 and already getting picky.

An 80's dance! How fun!

It's amazing the things kids start picking up! When American Idol was on, my daughter started noticing EVERY Ford place we drove by. "Look that is for American Idol!!" haha.

Have a great day!

Summer said...

Zumba is way fun! Where did you go to do it? There are ladies from our church that teach three classes in the gym three days a week; one of them is Zumba. I can't go anymore because I watch babies during the day, and it stinks. Now I'm left with workout videos at five in the morning before the babies start arriving!

Jessica.B said...

My son is just now starting to understand what I'm saying more & being able to communicate with me to where I kind of understand. He's not yet talking that much but he does say "yes", shake his head "no", & know where things are. It's awesome and honestly, makes me feel less "alone" when I'm the only adult home.

As for Zumba... I ♥ it!! It's been a while since I've taken a class but trust me- once this bun is outta the oven, this momma is going back. & yes, all mirrors are to be avoided when I'm up there. Not quite possible but yeah... I just try to convince myself that it's someone else who's looking all funny. The thing to remember is: everyone is looking at those mirrors & thinking the same thing as you; just about themselves (not you).

Michelle said...

SO cute! Love the zipper thing- sounds like something that would happen in our house! My nieces bat mitzvah was 80's themed and it was crazy hilarious! I will have to try a zumba class!

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

I need to figure out a way to add more exercise into my daily routine... I used to ride my bike, but then it got cold, so I stopped, and it's still kinda cold... *sigh*

CUTE picture of Baden! His sleeper is cute, and your comment about how he should have some chest hair peeking out made me laugh because it's totally true :)

Have a great Sunday!

Twins Squared said...

I love Zumba too. My sister actually teaches it. Lets just say I don't have the same talents but I love going to class anyway. I grew up in Miami and I don't think I would be brave enough to take classes there. Everyone would look all hootchie and actually know what they are doing! :) Here in New England everyone just looks like moms like me all trying to hang in there. Glad you had fun!

lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

I've heard Zumba recommended before. I'm really starting to get a hankering to try it. I think I'll start out my postpartum getting back into shape using the Wii Fit... I mean, I have a shape. I do believe the term is 'empty baby house tummy.' I'm only 5lb over my prepregnancy weight but my shape is quite another matter all together. ;)
I know some people don't believe the Wii Fit helps but you know what, it adds movement to your day, and I lost the first 20 of the 30 pounds I lost in '09 just on Wii Fit!!! I did extras like holding giant cans of soup while doing step, and taking twice as many steps doing Free Step while watching Ghost Whisperer on another channel... but it worked!

Natalie K said...

First of all, your son is just too stinkin' cute in his jammies! That's funny about the zipper! My daughter is 18 months and she's just starting to mess with her zipper...if we left hers unzipped she's totally end up naked!

I tried Zumba for the first time a week ago and I LOVED it too! I agree with you, it was so much fun and it went faster b/c that. It also made me feel like I wasn't that outta shape! :) Yay for that!

I am starting back on my workout dvd's, starting with Hip Hop Abs and then working my way to Insanity. I am also trying to convince the hubbs that we "need" the Kinect for his Xbox!

Jill said...

When my brother was little (he was the first born) my mom and grandmother would take him shopping. And he always said he wanted McDonalds because he saw the Arches on the way into town (He only knew about McDonalds because of TV) so my mom would say OK and pull into Arby's (which was right next door) and he never knew the difference.

Jenny said...

that is a VERY cute picture of Baden.

Jennifer said...

All your little man needs now is a tiny gold chain! Too cute!

I used to take a Zumba class at our gym until I found out that it's the same time as my daughter's ballet class. BUT I found out that Wii has Zumba! Guess what I'm saving up for!

Anonymous said...

I got Zumba for the Wii (yea Santa!). I'm in LOVE! Plus I don't embarrass myself in an actual class. ;)

valentinegirl said...

I LOVE zumba class. At my gym, they teach it with the lights out!! Well, not all the way off, but only spotlights at the front. It is by far my favorite workout of the week! I wear a heart rate watch and consistently burn about 700 calories in there (compared to 500 in step class). love it!!

Taija said...

I just ordered the zumba DVD's and so far I LOVE it! I've done p90x and INSANITY and step classes and running... blah blah blah... I got bored, so I decided to give zumba a try. Love it!! It got me movin' again!

You look adorable in your 80's gear... but I'm with you, so glad they are over... our teens trying to reinvent the 80's right now crack me up!

Kari said...

Turbo kickboxing is my favorite. It definitely kicks your trash and it is so much fun at the same time! Also, I got a dvd for christmas called "Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training"; it is a killer (in a good way!). It is only 30 minutes but your muscles will be shaking and you will be dripping by the end- gotta love that!

Tonya said...

My husband loves those little pj's that have feet and zip up...for my son of course. ;) Brady is so cute in them...all kids are really.

I've been wanting to try Zumba too. I love to dance but don't go anywhere to do it. I dreamed of being a cheer leader but would never try out in school. :( I may have to see about trying Zumba in my own home first. Ha!

D & H said...

I've been doing yoga in the morning the past year or so. I've found if I do about 1/2 hour every weekday I'm much more consistent than if I just try to do it 3x/week.

Mandi said...

Oh girl I adore that 80's workout attire! Woot!

Leca Unplugged said...

That outfit is sooooo funny! I wish you had some striped leg warmers and a get in shape girl ribbon to finish it off. Very impressive!

littlebailey3 said...

I have really started liking the bodystep class. You get a good hour of cardio. It is challenging and fun all at the same time.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Cheri, I want to know what ya'll did for a fun event a church to Just Dance, I may need to copy it! You asked about exercise. My kids bought me a Wii for Christmas and the Just Dance 2, that is how I get my exercise. I checked into the Zumba, but I liked the music better on the Wii. You look adorable by the way, and the 80's looking back are probably my least favorite decade, what were we thinking???

Delia said...

Ha ha...this was such a fun read. 80's workout clothes...I agree...not flattering.But bright colors, skinny jeans, nerd glasses. I actually like. :) The only thing I would have changed to your outfit is to add some bat caves. You know the teased out hollows of hair around your ears? ;) I have always wanted to try Zumba but still haven't. Thanks for the review on it.

Lacy said...

I love your blog!! I found it today and fell in love with the superhero room post!

I have been a Zumba mami as well. It is a great workout and it is amazing how many calories you burn while having fun.

I have a diet/health blog that you and your readers might enjoy. It is about my journey to a healthy weight and tips and recipes I use to get there.

http://erasingthepounds.blogspot.com/

Felicia said...

What a fun activity idea! I love Zumba too.

Jennifer said...

I totally love Zumba too! I started last year and enjoy the crazy music and moves. And you're right about how the workout goes by fast, but you definetely feel it the next day. Enjoy your new workout! :)

Jenn S

Hello_marzipan said...

My hubby always leaves our boys' sleepers unzipped too! He always says they get to hot lol

KristenB said...

It seems like there's huge wave of Zumba going on right now. It sounds like so much fun! Maybe I will find someone to do it with me after I have my baby in July. =)

Jensen Family said...

I LOVE Zumba!! It is the funnest way to get in shape! Seriously, I tried a lot of different things after I had my last baby, and Zumba was the only thing that helped me lose those stubborn last 5 lbs I could never lose after my first!! I worried and worried about what I was going to do after I have this baby because we are moving to Japan (my husband just joined the Navy), and I found out that a lot of the bases there have Zumba classes!! I am SOSOSO excited!!! Wahoo for Zumba! I wish I could get back into it now!! :)

Eric and Shandi Ditlevsen said...

I went to Zumba for the first time and I LOVED it as welL! I felt the same way...that I was looking so good, because I was doing "EXACTLY" what the teacher was doing, but I definitely didn't look as good when I looked in the mirror! :)

Mango Mom said...

Zumba! Zumba! Zumba!!! I love it! I've been going now for almost 2 years 3 times a week. I feel great and have so much fun doing it. Highly recommend it!!! By the way, love your blog as well!!!

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